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Why We Exist

Why We Exist Is it possible for us to live every single moment of our lives for one essential reason?  Would it be better for us  to adjust our reasons for living as we move through the seasons of life?  Is it even wise to have only  one reason for living? Listening to a lot[…]

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Ask

  Ask “There is nothing I can do!” There are times when we feel absolutely helpless and useless. Our hands are tied. Our resources are gone. We are too far away. We wish we could do something. We can do something!  We can ask. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication,[…]

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Meditate On These Things

Meditate On These Things   Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8 It makes perfect sense to me that[…]

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Words

Words Jesus understood the power of His words. We often do not. He also understood that many who heard Him could not understand Him. Listen to how He describes those who could neither hear nor understand Him. Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and[…]

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A Good Day

A Good Day Today is a good day to see Jesus.  So, I will see Jesus first   today so I will see God, myself and everyone else clearly, correctly and lovingly.  I will keep my eyes on Jesus all day so I will remember that good comes first and I was created by God’s goodness[…]

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Victim

Victim As I opened the rear driver’s side door of my car I noticed several scratches in the white paint. I was instantly frustrated and sad. I try so hard to keep the car clean and in good condition here in Brazil, but the odds are against me. I began a deep search of my[…]

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Be one

Be one “Every kingdom that is divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” Matthew 12:25 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in[…]

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“Where I Am?”

“Where I Am?”   Anyone who travels regularly and sleeps often far from home knows what it is to awaken in a dark room and ask “Where am I?”. This disorientation disturbs sleep and makes falling back asleep hard.  Until the question of where we are is answered rest just will not come. When this[…]

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Surprising love

Surprising love  “Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet,[…]

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Jesus

Jesus Was Jesus spiritually aseptic or ascetic? a·sep·tic āˈseptik/ a : preventing infection • aseptic techniques b : free or freed from pathogenic microorganisms • an aseptic operating room as·cet·ic əˈsedik/ characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons. Was Jesus completely free[…]

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A Plan

A Plan Over the years I have used a variety of planning systems trying to become a more organized person.  None of them turned me into an organized person, but they certainly helped me avoid organizational disaster. As technology has expanded exponentially during my lifetime I have struggled to keep pace and keep planning. Now[…]